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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Temporary location for Urban Riding Academy

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--The Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy (PURA) has found a temporary new home at Dream Park in Logan Township, N.J.

 Urban Riding AcademyBoth PURA and Work to Ride provide much needed safe places for urban children teach them critical life lessons while giving them animals to love and to take care of.

 PURA and Work to Ride are in the process of building new facilities to enable them to provide more much needed assistance to the children in Philadelphia, and an update on Work to Ride's progress in building its new home will be posted tomorrow.

With the help of Kevin Babington, Missy Clark and Flossie Ale, PURA has the ability to call the beautiful facility home until the new Cobbs Creek Facility is completed in Philadelphia in 2022.

Located just 20 minutes from Philadelphia, PURA will be able to launch its flagship programs in January of 2022.

These will include riding lessons forbhunt seat and stock seat, Junior Concrete Cowboys and Cowgirls and natural horsemanship classes and clinics.

The Junior Concrete Cowboys and Cowgirls program will include horsemanship classes, barn management, horse husbandry and grooming, equine first aid and anatomy/physiology.

To register for any of these programs or to support them through a donation, please visit


CREATED to preserve the life, legacy and culture of Black urban cowboys in the city of Philadelphia, PURA launched “Fresh Start for Philly Youth” fundraising campaign through GoFundMe in the spring of 2021.

The campaign’s goal is to raise money for its new facility in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia that will provide a unique, safe space for children, teens and adults to experience horses up close and personal.

The “Fresh Start for Philly Youth” fundraiser for PURA’s new permanent facility will provide stabling for 20-25 horses, paddocks and a covered arena, as well as recreational space for other youth and veteran programs.

With the help of the entire equestrian community, PURA and Concrete to Show Jumping believe that this goal is attainable.

Every dollar raised will be put towards the facility and the horses and students that will call it home.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, PURA is now collecting donations for the “Fresh Start for Philly Youth” initiative.

All donations are tax-deductible and corporate sponsors are encouraged to donate, with naming rights to the rings, paddocks, stalls and lounge are available.

Every dollar raised will be put towards the facility and the horses and students who will call it home.

PURA has joined forces with Spak Group, a real estate Development Company, along with Architects from OZ Collaborative and a Landscape Civil Engineer, Ruggiero Plante, LLC. to create a forever home for youth, the community and the Urban Black Cowboy.

For more information please visit or donate here to be a part of PURA’s mission to preserve the life, legacy, and culture of Black urban cowboys in the city of Philadelphia.

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